Joel Magee, 2009 Volunteer

Joel Magee, 2009 Volunteer

Last year was exciting, difficult, challenging and rewarding. This year was all of that and more. It was watching my partner experience the same adrenaline rush that I had when he did some impossible driving; Larry’s hands were on the wheel, but we both knew that it wasn’t his skill alone that got us through, God was leading, and we were along for the ride.

It was working with gifted field officers J. Banda, M. Banda, L. Silungwe and N. Malata and their talented well installers from sunup to sundown. It was making cement runs up incredibly steep switchback mountain roads. It was going to church on Sunday and feeling very much at home, comforted and sustained. It was the excitement, the expressions of joy and happiness displayed by the villagers as they received their own water well discharging clear clean water. It was knowing that each new well eliminated one more orange, brown, green, yellow disease causing watering hole.

Joel crossing a foot bridge

Joel crossing a foot bridge

The driving was more difficult, the terrain more challenging, the villages more remote. My understanding of “remote” took on new meaning as we traveled throughout the central, western, eastern and northern portions of Malawi. It was as if everyday God said- you thought that was remote, wait until you see what I have planned for you today.

A bucket of clean clear water is an unbelievably beautiful thing. In Malawi it is a miracle. Come to Malawi and be a part of making that miracle happen. 2000+ wells this year. It’s a miracle you want to be part of.